The Resource A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick

A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick

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A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
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A great place to have a war
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America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
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Joshua Kurlantzick
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America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
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eng
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1960. President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation. Washington feared the country would fall to communism, triggering a domino effect in the rest of Southeast Asia. In January 1961, Eisenhower approved the CIA's Operation Momentum, a plan to create a proxy army of ethnic Hmong to fight communist forces in Laos. Kurlantzick shows how the brutal war lasted nearly two decades, killed one-tenth of Laos's total population, and changed the nature of the CIA forever
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Title
A great place to have a war
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The untold story of how America’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy
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DLC
Dewey number
959.704/38
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.8.L3
LC item number
K87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
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Joshua Kurlantzick
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America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Baci -- The CIA's first war -- Vang Pao, Bill Lair, Tony Poe, and Bill Sullivan -- Laos before the CIA, and the CIA before Laos -- The CIA meets Laos -- Operation Momentum begins -- Kennedy expands Momentum -- The not-so-secret secret: keeping a growing operation hidden -- Enter the bombers -- The wider war -- Massacre -- Going for broke -- The victory and the loss -- The secret war becomes public -- Defeat and retreat -- Skyline Ridge -- Final days -- Laos and the CIA: the legacy -- Aftermath
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24 cm
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover editon.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781451667868
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016005352
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
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  • ocn948748112
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      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
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